Further reductions to tariffs on China-Australia wine exports mean that 2018 is likely to be another boom year for vineyard trade. But with cargo that's dense and prone to spilling, long haul shipments become tricky. Could plastic pallets be the key to the successful wine export in 2018?
Plastic shipping pallets provide a number of benefits to the supply chain. Alongside their lightweight and recyclable features, they are also the most durable, long lasting pallets on the market. So how long is the lifespan of plastic pallets and can the initial price be offset by longevity gains?
The logistics of shipping perishable goods are considerable, and ineffective storage and treatment methods contribute to the billions of dollars in waste every year. Switching to plastic shipping pallets could have a number of positive effects on minimising wasted food.